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Question: What is a State Vehicle Safety Inspection?

Answer: States requires this yearly safety inspection to make sure that all vehicles used on public roads are in good condition and safe to drive. The goal is to catch any damage or issues with vehicles before they cause an accident. State safety inspections can be performed by any official state service station. Any such station will have a sign to let you know they are certified service station. The following are checked during the safety inspection: brake system, body and chassis, defrost, electrical system, exhaust system, fuel system, glass and mirrors, horn, lighting system, odometer, steering, suspension, tires, and windshield wipers/washing system. Your vehicle will also be checked for any signs of tampering with your emissions system.

Question: Why does your vehicle need a State Vehicle Safety Inspection?

Answer: It is required that your vehicle has a safety inspection performed every year. This mandatory safety inspection has been implemented to ensure that all drivers are safe on the road. The safety inspection is designed to find any unsafe vehicles and remove them from the road in order to prevent crashes and serious injuries.

Question: When does your vehicle need a State Vehicle Safety Inspection?

Answer: Your vehicle is required to be inspected on or before your annual (once a year) inspection date.